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Annual number of foreign tourists to Korea breaks record

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (sixth from the left) on Dec. 26 hosts a celebratory ceremony at Incheon International Airport with...

‘Parasite’ director and actor receive nat’l culture awards

"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho on Dec. 19 receives the Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit and actor Song Kang-ho the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit...

‘Peace on Korean Peninsula to bring more opportunities for Korean and Swedish companies’

President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 18 gives the keynote address at the Korea-Sweden Business Summit held at Lotte Signiel Seoul. (Cheong Wa Dae's Facebook...

Forum discusses social policy in 1st half of president’s term

Assistant Deputy Minister of Education Seo Yoo-mi on Dec. 17 gives a keynote speech at a forum on the results and remaining tasks of the...

Underground solar-powered garden opened at Seoul subway station

An underground solar garden on Dec. 13 is opened at Seoul's Jonggak Station featuring technology that transfers concentrated solar power from the ground floor to the...

Culture minister hails Hallyu’s power at Korea Content Awards

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on Dec. 11 awards the Geumgwan class of the Order of Cultural Merit, the highest grade of...

Japanese lawyer prioritizes human rights to improve Korea-Japan ties

Etsuro Totsuka, a Japanese lawyer specializing in human rights, on Dec. 10 gives a speech on victims of forced labor by Japan and international...

Vietnamese PM fetes men’s soccer coach Park at official residence

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Dec. 11 embraces Park Hang-seo, head coach of the Vietnamese men's under-22 soccer team, at the prime minister's official...

Korea, UAE designate 2020 as year of bilateral cultural exchanges

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (left) and United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura Al Kaabi on Dec....

Vast majority of Koreans proud of their ethnicity: poll

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Dec. 9 said a recent survey found that 93.3 percent of respondents rated the nation's traditions and relics as...

Culture Ministry announces ‘stars of Korean tourism’ for 2019

Naganeupseong Folk Village is a fortress village from the Joseon Dynasty era (1392-1910) in Suncheon, Jeollnam-do Province. In 1983, it was designated Historic Site No. 302 by the government....

Korea unveils world’s 1st geostationary environmental satellite

The world's first geostationary environmental monitoring satellite Chollian 2B, which monitors fine dust and the marine environment, is unveiled on Dec. 4. The photo shows...

President Moon: Our economy is strong, its future positive

President Moon Jae-in on Dec. 5 gives a speech at a ceremony for the 2019 Trade Day held at the Seoul COEX. (Hyoja-dong Studio)   By Lee Hana President Moon...

Korea-Japan forum blames biased media reports for stoking bilateral conflict

Korean and Japanese reporters on Dec. 4 attend the forum "The Media's Role for a Solution to Korea-Japan Conflict" held at the Seoul Press...

KCC events worldwide in Dec. to feature year-end events

The Korea-Turkey Friendship Choir and Ankara Kent Orchestra will perform on Dec. 14 at a municipal performance hall in Ankara, Turkey. (KCC Turkey) By Kim Hyelin and Lee...

President Moon: Startups will revive future of Korea and ASEAN

President Moon Jae-in (sixth from left in first row) on Nov. 26 poses for a photo with the leaders from the ten member states...

ASEAN-Korea summit venue equipped with Muslim-friendly amenities

Members of Indonesian media on Nov. 25 put halal food on their plates at the restaurant of the Media Center at the Busan Exhibition...

PM Lee: ASEAN-Korea summit to be ‘safest and most successful in history’

Korean special forces on Nov. 21 hold a demonstration of an anti-terrorism operation at BEXCO four days before the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit. By Jeon Han and Lee...

Culture Ministry, UNESCO team up for DMZ’s World Heritage bid

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on Nov. 19 takes a group photo with the participants of the UNESCO Forum of Ministers of Culture at...

Protection-security office for ASEAN-Korea summit opened

The Protection and Security Office for the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit is opened on Nov. 15 at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) to...